new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Spicy Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes | by desertculinary
Back to photostream

Spicy Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes

Flourless chocolate cake which gets its leavening only from beaten egg whites. While some lava cakes rely on underbaking to create a pool upon opening them this version uses a much better technique I think. For the lava effect, you create milk chocolate truffles which are placed inside the cakes halfway through baking. Additional batter is then placed on top and allowed to finish baking. After a small cooling time, you invert them on to your plate and when the cakes are pierced open, the truffles have almost liquified and allowed to create a rich sauce that streams out. I added just enough Ancho chili powder to give the intense chocolate a boost in taste.


Pictures and Recipe here

63 faves
Taken on February 14, 2006